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Museums

Museum of Science
The mission of the Museum of Science is to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society. Admission is anywhere from $6-$20 depending upon what you would like to see. Parking is about $4 an hour or all day for about $15.
Science Park Tel 617.723.2500 http://www.mos.org

Museum of Fine Art
Boston's Museum of Fine Art is one of the world's most renowned with Renoir, John Singleton Copley, Revere Silver, and the Egyptian and Nubian collections. Admission is approximately $5-12 and hours and openings vary.
465 Huntington Avenue Tel 617.267.9300 http://www.mfa.org

Children's Museum
Boston's best place for kids and families. The Museum is fun for kids ages 0-10 (and older siblings, too),  and provides resources for parents and  teachers. Open daily excluding holidays, standard business hours and open late on Fridays, usually until 9pm. Admission is approximately $1-7; only $1 Fridays from 5pm-9pm.
300 Congress Street Tel 617-426-8855 http://www.bostonkids.org

Museum of Afro American History
Dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New England.  Open daily, hours vary by season.
46 Joy Street Tel 617-725-0022 http://www.afroammuseum.org

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Founded in 1910 to protect New England's cultural and architectural heritage, SPNEA is an internationally known museum and national leader in preservation, research, and innovative programming. SPNEA is headquartered in Boston, and their goal is to preserve buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to present, and use them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life.
141 Cambridge Street Tel 617-227-3956 http://www.spnea.org

Bostonian Society
Founded in 1881 to save the Old State House from being moved to Chicago, The Bostonian Society is the historical society for the city of Boston. Through library and museum collections which date from the 1630s to the twentieth century, with exhibitions on the American Revolution and Boston's neighborhoods, and through programs for adults and children, the Society brings Boston history to life. Open daily except major holidays, admission is $1-4. Group rates are available. Admission for the library is about $5.
Library at 15 State Street Tel 617.720.3290 http://bostonhistory.org
Museum at 206 Washington Street